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May 31, 2019

Italy: Trieste and the Sound of Music

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A cruise ship moored in Trieste’s port.

Attentive watchers of the “The Sound of Music” will notice that the father of the family, Baron Georg von Trapp, is an Austrian naval captain. The famous play and movie is based on a true story. Georg von Trapp did in fact exist in real life. And though some details of his life story were changed by Hollywood, the movie correctly relays that von Trapp was an Austrian naval commander. Which seems odd, as Austria was at the time of the movie landlocked. So how is that Captain von Trapp, the man who the Nazis coveted as a submarine commander, lived in a country without a port or sea front? (more…)

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